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Old Posted Feb 9, 2012, 1:58 PM
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Find the Place (Canada)

I thought it would be interesting to start a game of sorts. Post a Google Earth screenshot of a particular location in Canada. Everyone else then tries to identify the location and explain what is interesting or unique about that location (geology, history, vegetation, etc.). The person who successfully identifies the location than gets to post an image of another location and start things over again. In order to keep things moving, I suggest that the poster provide a hint, either with an smaller scale image, or with some other sort, after a week or so has passed.

I'll start things off with this location:
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Is that some place on the Niagara Escarpment?
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X marks the spot. I only see an X.
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I don't think it's the escarpment, it appears more remote. I'm trying to figure out what the grey area is. At first I thought is was some sort of above-ground oil sands, but perhaps it's a unique rock formation.
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Well, we have a paved road moving in a NEE direction terminating in a round about and leading to a trail. The trailhead seems to have a number of stair cases and landings leading to a natural trail. The trail terminates at a large viewing platform overlooking what seems to be a steep gorge devoid of water.
The shadowing on the right hand side of the gorge? indicates a depression. Also south of the road I believe there is a major drop off. The road follows the edge of a ridge.
I have no clue where this is, or whether my analysis has merit.
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For some reason, like MolsonEx I cannot see the image, but judging from the description above, I wonder if it might not be somewhere around Gatineau Park. Perhaps the Champlain Lookout on the Eardley Escarpment. Just a totally wild guess.
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OK, now I can see it. It definitely isn't Champlain Lookout in Gatineau Park.
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The trail terminates at a large viewing platform overlooking what seems to be a steep gorge devoid of water.
The shadowing on the right hand side of the gorge? indicates a depression. Also south of the road I believe there is a major drop off. The road follows the edge of a ridge.
I have no clue where this is, or whether my analysis has merit.
The gorge devoid of water gives a pretty good clue as to its origins. To keep things moving, I wouldn't be surprised if vid is familiar with this place.
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Now I can see it. Somewhere dry? sagebrush? Okanagan?
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Where's vid from? North Bay?
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Name that place!



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The gorge devoid of water gives a pretty good clue as to its origins. To keep things moving, I wouldn't be surprised if vid is familiar with this place.
The comment about vid is a pretty broad hint, so I'll bite.

I've never been to T-Bay (except for a pit stop at the airport) so this is a wild guess:

How about a look-off on top of the Sleeping Giant?
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First shot is Ouimet Canyon ON, second shot somewhere along the Milk River AB?
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There shouldn't be a second shot since we haven't found out about the first one.

Edit: I just checked and rrskylar found it, it was Ouimet canyon, so he should post the next shot
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It definitely is Ouimet canyon.
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Quimet Canyon is my guess too.
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The tip of the lake is Welburn Lake.
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It is Ouimet Canyon. As for the interesting bit about the place: it likely formed along a fault line associated with the Mid-Continental Rift, but was scoured out by glacial melt water during the retreat of the Laurentian ice sheet. The vegetation on the canyon floor is primarily arctic species which became established at the end of the last ice age and remain there to this day. Have at it rskylar!
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KW5150 posted Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta.
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I suppose it's my turn then. This shouldn't take long

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